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In the beginning of the events described in Paradise Lost , the Almighty
assembles the angels , and announces to them that thereafter his Son shall be
their “ Head , " and that they shall bow down and “ confess him Lord . ” The
decree is ...
which the Almighty had prepared for them - a place called Hell . ( P. L. , B. I. , 59–
77 ; B. II . , 570628. ) The universe has now three instead of two regions , as
follows : Instead of Heaven and Chaos , there are now Heaven , Chaos , and Hell
, as ...
opportunity to annoy the Almighty Victor , even though they could not conquer
him . And here we find that , by this new creation , the cosmography of the
universe has again changed . The Son of God now passes through the gates in
On the Earth , the innermost sphere , the Almighty places Man in the Garden of
Eden . Satan's plan is to corrupt the inhabitants of this new creation . At the
Pandemonian council he explains his plan , and announces that he alone will ...
Him the Almighty Power Hurled headlong flaming from the ethereal sky , With
hideous ruin and combustion , down To bottomless perdition , there to dwell In
adamantine chains and penal fire , Who durst defy the Omnipotent to arms .
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LibraryThing ReviewBrugeranmeldelse - VivalaErin - LibraryThing
The shortest answer is: John Milton was a poetic genius. PL is so beautiful, you can't help but feel for Adam and Eve. Even Satan is a great character - he so wants to be an epic hero. This poem is a masterpiece, and he wrote it completely blind. Beautiful, absolutely amazing. Læs hele anmeldelsen
LibraryThing ReviewBrugeranmeldelse - StefanY - LibraryThing
Historical significance and beautifully descriptive prose aside, I couldn't get into this book at all. Maybe it's too much familiarity with the plot or the inevitability of the impending doom of the ... Læs hele anmeldelsen